He was also really big on symbolism. In the novel The Grapes of Wrath, author John Steinbeck conveys the connection people have with their land, without which they feel they cannot survive mentally or physically People need all types of relationships; they need love to know they have a great person right with them along the whole way, they need someone to care about and support, they need someone to flirt with and to have a strong sexual relationship with, and most importantly they need a friend to behold there secrets and trust This made life extremely difficult for people in this area because their homes, the only places theyve known for years, had become useless and torn down due to the excessive amounts of dust.
The main characters in the novel are sharecroppers turned into migrant workers much of the stetting is taken place outdoors Steinbeck uses images that are very effective and have a large impact on how the characters are perceived. As the Joad family continues to travel south, they find a government-run camp in Weedpatch, where they stay for just over a month but realize they must continue on.
Initially, Pa is regarded as the head of the family, and is respected as such. What the men did not realize, or did not want to recognize, was that the women were the ones who were really in control.
Interestingly, these intercalary chapters are needed to provide readers with a very generalizes synopsis of the social conditions that affect the main characters, as well as to deliver historical accuracy and commentary on the social and political background of the novel.
In order to survive, these families must overcome the challenges of addiction, poverty, and disparity in their own ways. This causes a rift between property owners and migrant workers.